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Nov 3, 2009 12:35pm EST
of the pope. the religion spread to russia, greece, eastern europe and more recently to the united states. today orthodoxy remains one of the most popular form of christianity. his all holiness was born in 1940 on the turkish island of'm bruce. his father was a barbershop owner. he enrolled in a theological school graduating with high honors in 1961. on october 22, 1991, he was elected the 270th archbishop of constantinople. he was enthroned in the patriarchal cathedral in istanbul. from the beginning he has been on a mission to modernize the church and make it more relevant. early on, he became identified with environmentalism by incorporating yet into his spiritual message, he has preached in the spirit of dialogue and understanding among all religions. while there are chrez yas cal differences with the catholic church, he has met with the pope several times. he had several meets with john paul in the 1990s and met with benedict in turkey. he's met with leaders around the world, including fidel castro and moammar qaddafi. his holeryness is well known in america having received the congr
Nov 22, 2009 5:00pm EST
square. welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm fareed zakaria coming to you this week from london. we begin the show with an exclusive interview with maziar bahari, the "newsweek" reporter who spent four months in an iranian prison. he has written about it in this week's "newsweek." he has a harrowing, moving tale to tell. and then the main event. i'm just back from new delhi where i spoke with the prime minister of india manmohan singh. in his only television interview on his trip to washington, d.c. let's get started. -- captions by vitac -- >>> everyone has forgotten you. those were words maziar bahari heard every day from interrogators during the four months he spent in solitary confinement in an iranian prison. maziar is my colleague, a fine journalist who works for "newsweek." he's also an award-winning filmmaker. he was arrested along with hundreds of others during the protests that followed iran's disputed election. the end of his ordeal came in october when he was released on bail of $3 billion reales, equal to 300,000 american d
Nov 26, 2009 5:00pm EST
and shakers of the united states of america. that is why i am here. that is why i am doing this luncheon. i feel like -- the gratitude is out of this world right now for having me do this. it really quick, i want to thank everybody for this honor. i want to thank you for inviting me to speak. the recorders of the industry and all of the change agents, you, the press, has a very special responsibility, and that is to be a mirror for us to see ourselves, our community, our country, and the rest of the world, and a truly respect the rule that you play in our system. i am sure that many of you are asking why would i want to speak at the national press club in washington, d.c., and why would they invite me? i make my living by stringing together verses or playing a part in some movie or television series that you may all have seen, "law and order," by the way. what would ludacris have to say? what would i have to say about leadership? i am going to say a lot of different things, so take what i say a word for word. you wonder if i plan to run for office, maybe for president in 2012. you do not ha
Nov 3, 2009 12:00pm EST
of the pope. the ligion spread to russia, greece easte europe and me recentlyo the united states. today ortdoxy remns one of the most popul form of christianity. s all holines was born 1940 on the turkish islan of'm bruce. his father was a barbershop owner. he enrolled in a tological school graduatg with hig honors in 1961 onctober 22, 1991, heas elected the 270th archbisp of constantople. he w enthroned in the patriarchal cathedral in isnbul. from the binning he has been on a miion to modernizehe church and make it more revant. early on, he became identified with environmealism by incorporating yet inis spirituamessage, he has preached in e spirit of alogue and understanding amg l religis. while there are chrez yas cal dierences with the catholic church, he has met withthe pope several tis. he had seral meets with john paul inthe 1990s and t with benedictn turkey. he's met with leaders around the world, including fidel castro and moammar qaddafi. his holeryness is wellnown in america having receive the congressional gold medal and met with the past ree predents. he's on his sixth viz h
Nov 21, 2009 6:00pm EST
. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> this week hearings and investigations began into the massacre of 13 soldiers at ft. hood, texas. the number one question, why didn't anyone in charge see it coming? i spoke about that with congressman pete hoekstra, he's the ranking member of the house intelligence committee. congressman, thanks very much for coming in. i know you're getting ready to catch a flight. are you satisfied with the answers you're getting so far from the executive branch of the u.s. government whether the pentagon or the administration, the army, as far as this investigation is concerned? >> no, wolf, i'm really not. and i think i probably share some of the same frustrations that senator lieberman has. i applaud the senate for holding public hearings. i hold them -- i applaud them for doing the hearings. there's no indication at all that that's going to take place on the house side. and i think they really do have to take place. you know, we had a briefing today, but way too o
Nov 24, 2009 11:00am EST
the united states and india can strengthen the global economic recovery, promote trade that creates jobs for both our people and pursue growth that is balanced and sustained. as nuclear powers we can be full partners in preventing the spread of the world's most deadly weapons, securing loose nuclear materials from terrorists, and pursuing our shared vision of a world without nuclear weapons. >> india and america are separated by distance but bound together by the values of democracy, rule of law and respect for fundamental human freedoms. >> reporter: there's also some hard cash involved in this. american businesses are looking at india and seeing dollar signs because as you look at their infrastructure rebuilding, ports, airports, roads, etc., the chamber of commerce predicts they could over the next five years, u.s. companies could make $500 billion. this is also a good deal. >> what do both sides get out of this state visit? >> reporter: i think the united states gives india what it wants which is recognition that it is a very important country in the world right now, that in spite of
Nov 14, 2009 7:00am EST
as a citizen of the united states is just appalling. i think eric holder should have left them in guantanamo bay and be tried there. i lived in new york in 2000 and 2001. it was just terrible. for them to be tried in a federal court, it just speaks to this country to give people that do not ware uniforms, do not apply to the geneva convention to come to our country and then be given rights like a citizen. host: david, in this newspaper article, attorney general holder elected to proceed with the first u.s. criminal prosecution alleged to have been directly involved in the plot eight years ago that targeted the world trade center and pent he gone because of his full confidence in the successful outcome. tell us why you are not as convinced of the outcome? caller: i'm not confident because i believe that in our country, people are innocent until proven guilty. when you use water boarding and all these things they are trying to use against ournqq governmen why should a terrorist be given rights in our country. host: let's go to the democratic line. caller: i think they should be tried here. t
Nov 19, 2009 2:00pm EST
in the united states, cloud peak energy looking to price 30 million shares $16 to $18. >>> nasdaq having its worst day since october 30th. we've come a little way off the lows. a number chips being downgraded today. b of a not seeing as big a demand in the fourth quarter. dell will be reporting after the close. not getting too much help ahead of its report. microsoft did help things out a little midday. steve bomber saying sales so far of windows 7 have been double what they have seen for any other operateding system other operating system. net app up 4.5%. that has been on the fact that it boosted its outlook and put in a better than expected earnings performance but it's not really helping the rest of the stocks around here today even when they did do better. >> thank you. and adding to the market's negative mentality today, mortgage delinquency rates hitting another record high. diana olick has numbers, and diana, you have been talking about this, i remember the headline when you were on quation squa "squawk on the street" this morning. >> it's pretty ugly, not unexpected but that's how i
Nov 24, 2009 9:00am EST
in congress. i believe in the united states. don't get me started on that. but i believe you have power that others of us don't and that's why we elect you to this office. as a constituent with six grandchildren, i'm asking you to please help the youth of our day now and the future football players of tomorrow to stay safe. call it an osha deal, call it anything you want. but they go from being our youth in america to our employees. and we have, i believe, as americans, an obligation to make this a safer sport. >> i appreciate that. the last comment, mr. chairman, as i mentioned, you're not the only person, grant you, i have 7.5 and four kids and i think it's the parents role at the very early age to take care of the safety of their children. i certainly don't think the federal government has a role in intervene in that. but congress may have a role in making sure that there may be some funds for research and development. but getting involved in the every day operation of an nfl football team, congress is not qualified to do that. maybe we should do -- stick to what we know best. with t
Nov 24, 2009 6:00am EST
about climate change. where india and the united states are actually both having a little difficulty taming this issue domestically. we both had serious domestic problems with what we would like to do. >> reporter: and this visit comes just as president obama is completing his strategy on afghanistan and actually india plays a key role in that equation. the united states thinks that the animosity between india and pakistan is actually having a bad effect on the efforts in afghanistan with india more focused, sometimes, on the threat from pakistan than it is on the threat from the taliban. john? >> jill dougherty for us at the white house, thanks so much. >>> in the next hour and a half or next half hour, susan malveaux has a behind the scenes look at what it takes to throw a state dinner. wait until you hear about the guests that come to these dinners and leave with the silv silverware. >> nice and classy there. >>> a critical warning for new moms and dads. the consumer product safety commission is recalling 2.1 million cribs. this is the biggest crib recall in history. they're telli
Nov 24, 2009 3:00pm EST
, you can call us and here in the united states at one 877-742-5751, just say hey rick and then your spiel. >>> hey rick, in reference to the afghanistan war, the reason i'm against it is because of one word, terrain, terrain, our boys are not trained to in that terrain. i suggest we bring them out of there and use the big bombs, the big bombs that penetrate the earth and flatten the tunnels, flatten the mountains where the tunnels are on the border. (announcer) we understand. you want time to enjoy the holidays. >>> it's great that the commander in chief is sending over the troops, but he's also sending over beans, bullets and band-aids so i'm concerned about what the morale is there on the actual ground. i'm not too concerned about what the officers think, but what the actual troops, your lance corporals, your corporals, the sergeants and the people who are actually fighting the war and who are actually being shot at. >>> this information we have been sharing with you is getting a lot of heat and a lot of reaction all over the country. this is just during the break, a sampling of s
Nov 24, 2009 7:00am EST
east and the united states did not arm israel in their wars, we never would have suffered 9/11. i do nothing anyone would have heard the name osama bin laden. we are going to be there for years and years. they talk about raising taxes on the ridge to pay for this war. they will be paying for it forever. thank you. host: the first official state dinner will be taking place in washington, "obama was big tent leaves out gop big wigs -- obama's big tent believes that gop big wigs. chief among for those not coming, john maynard -- john boehner and eric cantor. the president did not invite john mccain, even though mr. obama pledged a post-partisan presidency. -- presidency." we will have live coverage of the dinner giving way under -- getting way tonight at 9:00. there is also a press conference that will happen at 11:30 eastern time. the arrival ceremony was originally scheduled for the south lawn, it will be moving to the east room. lester, good morning from detroit. caller: good morning. listen, i do not have any problem with the rich being taxed for this war. over the years, you know,
Nov 24, 2009 9:00am EST
, india has become more and more important to the united states. worldwide, its influence economically, politically, is growing. and yet, there's a certain perception in india that they are not getting the attention that they really should be getting. that the united states is right now focused on china, a lot of attention on the neighbor, pakistan, because of afghanistan. so this is a way of reassuring them that it's really, really important. and no matter what issue you look at right now in the world, heidi, india is really important. climate change, energy, relations with china, you name it. they are very important. >> all right, jill dougherty for us this morning, thank you, jill. >>> this morning, big news on the economy and where it is headed. just minutes ago, the commerce department lowered its figure on the gross domestic product. of course, the gdp, a big deal, because it measures all the goods and services within the country, and therefore, is considered one of the broadest measures of the economy. so, what does the gdp mean to you and your wallet? the impact may be much gre
Nov 18, 2009 6:00am EST
and the democratic and republican party. we need to start operating like the united states instead of everybody trying to get what their states need. i am from oregon. we get a free ride on this. i do not want anything off of my countrymen's back. i do not need it. host: think you for your participation. up next, we will share from the agricultural secretary, tom vilsack about food security in the united states. we will be right back. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2009] >> this weekend the u.s. financial crisis. nomi prins will be on. sunday afternoon, three new books about sarah palin, including a book signing. scott conroy on sarah from alaska. >> american icon, three nights of c-span original documentaries on the iconic homes of the three branches of american government. beginning thursday night at 8:00 eastern, the supreme court, home to america's highest court, reveals the building in exquisite detail. saturday at 8:00 eastern, the capital. famerican icon, three memorable nights. this day, friday, and saturday at
Nov 4, 2009 5:00pm EST
, calling on the united states government and the international community to address the human rights and humanitarian needs of slilan ka's tam -- international displaced persons living in government-run camp, implementing and oversight and allowing foreign aid workers to provide relief and resources to such i.d.p.'s. the speaker pro tempore: the question is, will the house suspend the rules and agree to the resolution as amended. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. >> madam speaker, i ask for a recorded vote. the speaker pro tempore: a recorded vote is requested. those favoring a recorded vote will rise. a sufficient number having risen, a recorded vote is ordered. members will record their votes by electronic device. this will be a five-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the speaker pro tempore: on this
Nov 1, 2009 10:00am EST
the status of the united states. now, that happens to have zero cash value, it turns out. the iranians, the north koreans, the afghan government, china and india regarding carbon limitations, he's made no progress on any of these fronts but people like us better, so i suppose that's an achievement. >> i think he absolutely has changed -- i agree with george. he's changed the perception of america. i think he's also changed some things here, the economy. when you look at the gdp up 3.5. when you look at 30-year mortgages at a lower rate than it's ever been. >> be careful. unemployment almost 10%. >> unemployment -- again, the hardest thing once you bring an economy back is the jobs. i think he has to finish the task. let's remember, george, he's only been there ten months as president. in nine months he's helped restore america's image, helped to stop the hemorrhaging of jobs and bring the economy back so in nine months when it usually takes to make a baby he's starting the rebirth of america. >> and ed gillespie, i was thinking of you as valerie jarrett was here talking. basically her
Nov 6, 2009 6:00pm EST
the united states, dying for the united states. >> repter: clearly there is more to be learned about this case. more to be known about major hasan. i'm pat collins, news4, montgomery county. >>> some members of hasan's family still live in northern virginia. julie carey is in fairfax county with more on that part of the story. >> reporter: major nadal hasan has a brother and cousin in northern virginia. some came to gather on the home in the baileys crossroads area. the family will not come out to the cameras to make a statement. what they have written makes their thoughts very clear. they call major hasan's actions deplorable and despicable. inside this home, a family in seclusion. they are horrified by the rampage. a statement issued late yesterday by hasan's cousin reads, "we are shocked and saddened by the terrible events at ft. hood. we are filled with grief for the families of today's victim. our family loves america." their dismay is shared by fellow muslims at the nearby mosque. the doctor spoke at the family's tragedy in friday's prayers. >> we watched the news with tearful
Nov 30, 2009 6:00am EST
assaulting a child. >>> somali pirates have hijacked a tanker on its way to the united states. a european union spokesperson says the ship was taken about 800 miles from somalia yesterday. it has 28 crew members, none of them from the united states. somali pirates have taken dozens of ships, but this may be only the second attack of an oil tanker. >>> tiger wood sincere talking about a car accident over the weekend, but he's not talking to police about it. rafer weigel has more about that. >> tiger and his wife erks elin, turned away from cops. under florida law, he technically does not have to talk to police. his attorney says, quote, it's a private matter. the accident happened early friday when woods ran his suv over a fire hydrant and crashed into a tree. he did release this statement on his website yesterday which reads, in part, although i understand there is curiosity, the many false, unfounded and malicious rumors that are currently circulating about my family and me are irresponsible. the only person responsible for the accident is me. that's a curious statement, robin. a tabloid
Nov 3, 2009 6:30pm EST
road. all-in bet on the future of the united states. bianna golodryga has the story. >> reporter: good evening, charlie. what warren buffet calls his bet on america is his largest deal ever made, but the real headline behind the deal is not how much it costs, but what it says about the u.s. economy. right there. >> okay, the hot seat. >> reporter: in an exclusive interview this summer, warren buffett told abc news that when it comes to gauging whether or not the economy is on track, one of his focuses is on railroad tracks. what indicators do you look at on a daily basis? >> i do think thgs rail car holdings are important. i mean, that tells you what is coming in to this country, going out and so on. >> reporter: at the time, his general outlook was somber. freight shipments had declined by 20% from one year before. today, he provided this statement to abc news. "i have no notion of what the next quarter or next year will bring, but i'm 100% confident in the economic future of the united states 5, 10 and 100 years down the road." >> the railroad system is one of thnation's oldest indus
Nov 29, 2009 8:00am EST
in europe, less popular in europe than it is in the united states. so that is a problem. >> peter bergen, we always appreciate having you and your expertise here with us. thank you, as always, and enjoy the rest of your sunday. >> thank you, t.j.. >> and a reminder, president obama announcing his deployment of troops to afghanistan at 7:00 p.m. eastern. >>> the 911 call reporting tiger woods' car accident to police could possibly be released today. but right now, woods and his wife, well, they just aren't talking. police have tried twice now to get their story and each time they've been sent away from his home. they're going to try again a third time today and our susan candiotti is in florida following the story. >> reporter: t.j. and brianna, good morning. florida highway patrol troopers say they're as surprised as anyone else why they haven't been able to hook up yet with tiger woods and his wife to take a statement after that traffic accident. they called it very unusual. the cracked up front end of what's believed to be tiger woods' cadillac suv. accident photos provided anonymously to
Nov 25, 2009 2:00pm EST
, michael, on the side of the united states in terms of a commitment to afghanistan and that doesn't just mean our european allies but also pakistan where do we stand with that country? >> you know, i'm not sure what the latest is. clearly, the president has been -- the president and his top people have been pushing for months now greater cooperation from pakistan on helping to resolve this situation. obviously, you know, there's deep distrust between the pakistanis and afghanistan, especially the government in afghanistan now being as shaky as it is. one thing that did happen today, the brits announced that nato allies will be providing about an additional 5,000 troops, which gives president obama a little bit of wiggle room to maybe go somewhat lower than he might otherwise have, below the 40,000 that general mcchrystal originally subjected. >> michael shear and barry mccaffrey, thank you very much. happy thanksgiving to you. >>> following breaking news in utah county, a rescue team working to free a man trapped in a cave. the 26-year-old is stuck 150 feet underground in what's called t
Nov 30, 2009 4:00pm EST
proposes the united states will win the war. as it stands, there are 68,000 u.s. troops in afghanistan, and there's every indication today that mr. obama will announce he plans to deploy an additional 30,000 to 35,000 u.s. troops. back in august, general stanley mcchrystal, the top u.s. commander in if afghanistan, argued that a troop increase was essential, and that the u.s. had a window of a year or less to stabilize the country before the cause would be lost. today at the white house, spokesman robert gibbs gave a broad preview of the president's speech. >> the president will reiterate the importance of why we're there. but also, by all means, very early on acknowledge the tremendous cost and sacrifice to our men and women in uniform. >> as the white house prepares for tomorrow night's address, there is great anticipation in afghanistan where u.s. troops are ratcheting up the fight with taliban and al qaeda forces for much of the year. and tamron, u.s. troops have been waiting for this decision ever since august when the top u.s. commander may h made his initial request. >> and davi
Nov 24, 2009 1:00pm EST
in a lot of ways and changed how the rest of the world viewed the united states. but india, a lot of people would say, was a lot more comfortable with the previous president, with president bush, than with president obama. why is that? >> in large measure because president bush had made india a significant foreign policy priority. now what india is witnessing, that it is one of several amongst competing priorities for this president. and, of course, with afghanistan having become a centerpiece of american foreign and security policy, india is not getting the attention that it received during the bush administration, particularly during the second bush administration. so, there's a little bit of unease and concern in new delhi about the stature of the relationship at the moment. >> is he making up for it? i know some of the things he said today in the press conference was talking about a strategic dialogue and a personal partnership when he was talking about things to show how the obama administration is committed to india. but besides that a lot of things people might say are vague, a perso
Nov 23, 2009 4:00pm EST
into the united states in. >> reporter: technically until this trial that is a possibility but attorney general eric holder said that's not going to happen. he said under u.s. law anyone deemed too dangerous could not be released into the united states so if there is a mistrial, essentially they would be held under the same laws that they are being held now at guantanamo bay. the attorney general has said they will not be released under any circumstances. >> okay. brian, thank you so much, and i want to talk about this a little bit more with the so-called justification defense with our senior legal analyst jeffrey toobin. jeff, obviously, this is a legal strategy here. i want you to take a listen to what attorney general eric holder said when he was asked about looking at the possibility of prosecuting these individuals in court in new york. take a listen. >> i certainly think that under the regime that we are contemplating, the potential for detaining people under the laws of war, that ability -- we would retain that ability. >> yes. so in a sheikh mohamed case, we're never going to let him go
Nov 8, 2009 1:00pm EST
will be devastating to the middle class of the united states and make everyone poorer for it because sooner or later you're going to run out of fish. >> thanks to egberto and garrett for those i-reports. head to to weigh in. click the upload now link and you'll have easy instructions there. >>> the army says it needs help from troops and civilians as they investigate the mass shootings at ft. hood. investigators say they're looking for help from anyone who may have left the scene with evidence, specifically if they have vehicles that may have gunshot damage or clothing with gunshot residue on it. 42 people were injured in that shooting at the army post in texas on thursday. an army official says 17 of them and the suspected gunman are still hospitalized. >> all evidence at this point indicates the suspect allegedly acted alone in the actual shootings at the readiness center on 5 november. we have seen no evidence whatsoever to date of any friendly fire occurrences during the gunfight between ft. hood law enforcement and the alleged suspect. >> major nidal malik hasan is not on a ventilat
Nov 29, 2009 6:00am EST
when the president of the united states shows up to watch the game. when the president is there in support of the other team's coach, you've got to think it's kind of okay, right? well, the young george washington colonials got you to a blazing start until last night. the older brother of michelle obama. carl hobbs has the yonals at 4-0. more pressures on the president and first family are watching there. g.w. loses the ball. dwayne smith gets a handle on it. gives it to herman with the jam to finally get the colonials on the board. be unstoppable to the hoop and the foul. three of his game-high 18 points right there made the score 48-37. and now g.w. drops 4 and 1. getting a handshake from the president after the game, priceless. let's go to verizon center. georgetown hosting lafayette. hungry for their fourth straight win. georgetown in transition. chris wright gets the rebound. nice passing to monroe. dishes to clark, who puts it up and in for two of his career-high 19 points. then late first half, we've got jason clark at the top of the key. clark finds a wide open
Nov 27, 2009 4:00pm EST
state dinner for the president. something they were she lighting as this relationship between the united states and india on a host of global issues, how critical this is, but the follow-up stories obviously after this was very little about the event itself and so much about this incident, and then, of course, the investigation and the big questions as to how this could happen and certainly this concern as well here at white house. i mean, this is a president -- all presidents obviously are targets. they are dangerous situations which have to be defused all the time, but in this particular case there are threats against this president. there's been a lot of concern about that, and so this just shows as one representative already talking about, here is someone who is a possible target by extremists and yet someone like this was able to slip into the white house, and so a lot of concerns here and certainly a distraction, something that they did not welcome at all. >> james, i assume that this really goes both ways. it's not just the obama administration. when i was covering president bush
Nov 30, 2009 3:00pm EST
sanchez. there is breaking news from washington. within the last couple of minutes, the united states senate began its official debate on health care reform. there you see some of the pictures of what's going on on the floor right now. earlier, majority leader harry reid announced that senators may work weekends to try and get this thing done. reid also isn't committing yet on when to adjourn for christmas. this is the bill that reid unveiled about 11 days ago. it is 2,074 pages. the ten-year cost, $840 billion. it would not increase the federal deficit, according to its sponsors. it will raise taxes on some of the richest americans. republicans have promised to fight this thing at every turn, a holy war, quote, unquote, in the words of utah republican oren hatch. there's mr. reid now. there is a version of the public option in the bill, not as strong as the one that was passed by the house back in november. this senate debate will last weeks, we understand. and you can expect us here at cnn to follow it every single step of the way. >>> >> that voice belongs to a neighbor of tiger wo
Nov 26, 2009 11:00am EST
. these are from the united states. 49.1 million people inside the united states are in food insecure households according to the department of agriculture. within that we'll show you the number of children. 16.7 million children in food insecure households. we're talking about one in six americans and those figures come from 2008. we all know what the economy has been like throughout this past year. plenty of indications the number of hungry in america has gone up. let me show you how you can help. has a whole here. so you see how it works. you can find out about all sorts of different ways to help people. i brought specifically you to the section of poverty and hunger. zoom in here. it says take action. it will link you to numerous organizations that help people who are facing hunger. for example, i'll show you over here. this is one of the organizations that we talked to you about. here's another one over here. action against hunger. we give you information about them. and there's also something else that's really interesting. we hook you up to charity navigator. this is a grou
Nov 6, 2009 6:00am EST
afternoon. it is the worst mass shooting ever at a military base in the united states. military officials believe a major on the base, nidal hasan is the shooter. hasan is not dead as previously reported. >> he is currently in custody. and in stable condition. i say again, the shooter is not dead but in custody and in stable condition. >> there is going to be a lot of focus on maybe people that he spoke to. why some action wasn't taken. i don't don't doubt for a second there will be a lot of red flags floating around about this guy. >> meanwhile we are learning more about the man suspected in the shooting rampage. the mosque his son attended says the army psychiatrist did not seem an an extremist. he knew hasan for more than ten years and he was quiet and ten years and he was act you'vely looking for a wife through a program at the mosque. he says in the program application, there hasan listed himself as palestinian even though he was born right here in the united states. now, hasan does have ties to our area. jody smith is live with more on that and possibly what could have been motive f
Nov 16, 2009 8:00pm EST
those children. now, the united states does take this issue very seriously, but relatively few resources are directed towards the domestic side of the issue. almost all of the money that is -- and it's a huge amount of money. almost all of the money that the united states invests in human trafficking is invested in the global issue. and that's based on the theory that the united states was only a source of -- or was only a destination location for human trafficking, but it looks like we're actually funding a lot of our own destination, we're a source society as well -- >> of victims. we're a source of the victims, of these child victims. and you know, to you, eleanor dixon. let's unleash lawyers. with me eleanor odom, peter odom, anne bremner. eleanor and peter out of the atlanta jurisdiction. anne bremner high-profile lawyer out of seattle. eleanor, here's the kicker. people think all this money is traded for child prostitutes, for a 5-year-old girl. this mother probably sold her own girl for a hit of crack. come on. >> exactly right, nancy. especially looking at someone with a drug pro
Nov 30, 2009 6:00am EST
of thousands of combat troops from the united states that are going to be directly involved in taking on insurgents in this growing taliban. this could be kind of a murky mission, if you will. that's what people are afraid of. senior administration officials i talked to say, look, they understand the president has to make it very clear what the mission is and that in fact the afghanistan government has a commitment on its side and there's going to be an exit strategy here. they are not going to be tied down in something unending. >> as the president gets ready to address the nation tomorrow night, what do we expect the president to say. >> reporter: there are going to be some things that are very clear. first of all, we're talking somewhere in the rarng of 35,000 additional forces that the president is going to call for. this is going to be a total of 100,000 or so on the ground in afghanistan. the cost they are talking about $75 billion a year for this war effort. but they are going to say that, look, nato allies are contributing 5,000 forces or so. clear expectations from the afghan
Nov 9, 2009 7:00am EST
in on the united states. you're going to hear what kind of trouble hurricane ida could be bringing. >>> is there a connection between the fort hood shooting suspect and 9/11 hijackers? no evidence yet but the fbi think there's reason enough to look into that. >>> plus a big question today for the supreme court. what punishment is too harsh for kids who commit crimes? >>> first, though, the u.s. gulf coast is about to get hit by the season's first atlantic hurricane, ida. a category one storm with 90-mile-an-hour winds. it made a mess in nicaragua and is due to make landfall near the alabama-mississippi state line tomorrow. louisiana already declared a state of emergency. >>> is it just me or does it seem like it's a surprise that it's november and we're just now getting our first storm from the atlantic? >> it is kind of odd. less than 5% of all tropical storms or hurricanes happen in the month of november during a season so it's odd but we're breaking the odds. this is updated within the last minute. winds are down to 80 miles per hour. still a hurricane, category 1, but continues
Nov 15, 2009 8:00pm EST
is say former secretary of the united states senate. he was a longtime friend and associate of senator byrd and many other senators. >> are the people here paid for by the foundation? yes, we are not on the federal payroll. we are not on the university peril. >> who determined that senator byrd wouldn't get the money to create a senate -- a center like this? >> -- would get the money to create a center like this? >> we started this about six years ago. the group is called the association of centers for the study of congress. there are 40 members and a number of other members of our part of the organization. the word -- but would include the alberts center. he was a speaker in the 1950's and '60's. >> when you were historian, who was the speaker? >> i served under tip o'neill, jim white and tom foley. i was hired by speaker neil in 1983. >> the carl albert center is in norman, oklahoma. >> they collect not only oklahoma collections but 40 or 50 other congressional collections. some of the newer ones are the howard baker center at the university of tennessee in knoxville that just opened
Nov 4, 2009 5:00am EST
barack obama was elected president of the united states. last night wile all -- while all the returns were coming in, hbo had a documentary on barack obama called "we the people" it's an all access pass in the inner workings of the obama campaign. the film is getting a ton of press this morning but one clip features this 9-year-old guy working the phones for the obama campaign. take a look. >> i'm 9 years old and a volunteer with the obama campaign. how are you? >> is this diana? obama is a candidate running for president. >> not diana, obama. he's a candidate running for president. he's a candidate running for president. of the united states of america. no, hillary is running for president. obama -- hope you have a wonderful day! >> that kid a web star. he's now 11. his name is lorenzo riviera. clearly he has learned the tough lessons grass roots come paining. i love the way he handled the phone call. >> start them young, kristen. >>> checking out about the poor showing of the team this season, and the wiz saturdays -- wizards see how they matchup. stay tuned for sports. it's 5:00 #
Nov 19, 2009 7:00am EST
for the nation. a lot of clouds in the eastern united states. we have a storm system in the pacific northwest and the mid section of the nation is fairly clear. here is a at the -- a look at the radar -- or whatever it is. 35 in wichita, cold conditions across the western states. here is your five-day forecast. high today 59 degrees. periods of rain and maybe a thunderstorm late today and tomorrow. omorrow we'll see gradual clearing, 62. saturday looks to be a decent day, 61 degrees. friday more clouds move in. precipitation late sunday into monday. that is a look at the weather. here is a look at traffic with julie wright. >> we're looking through the fog right now. outer loop from college park into silver spring through the thick fog, accident on eastbound 32, traffic remains heavy and slow across the potomac to the southeast- southwest freeway. crash for the entrance at the third street tunnel is now cleared. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. >>> it is 7:22 right now on this thursday morning. coming up next, could you go a whole day without complaining? -- is it even possible?
Nov 25, 2009 9:00am EST
the september 11 terror attacks in the united states, tales of heroism would come out of that chaos in mumbai. among them a train announcer who guided people to safety and made himself a target of the gunmen. sara sidner has that story. >> reporter: in a tiny room in a mumbai slum gongo does her chores filled with regret. she can't stop thinking about the day her family decided to do something they had never done before. we were going on a trip, she says, we had a reservation done. we had never ever traveled by train before. at 9:10 p.m. on november 26, 2008, 12 members of the family showed up a at the train station. as usual it was busy. their train was scheduled to leave in a few minutes. we were about to leave, she says. then we heard a sound. it was the sound of gun shots. at that moment, two men shown here on closed circuit tv, started randomly shooting into the crowds. from a bird's-eye view, this man saw it happening. they were screaming, shouting and running out, he says. that is when we realized there were terrorists here. he was on duty when the attacks happened. that night, terror
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Nov 19, 2009 6:00am EST
accused terrorists in the united states of america. but did eric holder make his case? you be the judge. brian? brian: how dumb can some criminals be? >> christmas came early for us today. yeah. back to the show. brian: they won't be opening up any presents this year. you won't believe how they got busted. our slogan from george in pueblo, colorado. when i get up to face the day, it's "fox & friends" that lights my way. steve: nice. [captioning made possible by fox news channel] captioned by the national captioning institute -- -- gretchen: good morning, everyone. we start with a fox news alert. afghanistan's president hamid hars i didn't -- karzai has been sworn in. in his inaugural address he said his security forces should take the lead in the fight against insurgents. secretary of state hillary clinton attended the inauguration. before the ceremony she called on karzai to take accountability for his government. president obama headed back to washington. his last stop this morning, south korea, where he met with the country's president. among the issue, no
Nov 4, 2009 1:00pm EST
since barack obama became the 44th president of the united states. he was inaugurated in january. it's our your views question. richelle carey telling us how you've been weighing in and how the president is doing and what races yesterday might tend to say about that. >> with all those races you were just talking about and with the anniversary of barack obama's election to be president, we couldn't ignore the fact that people want to talk politics. some people want to connect dots why some people say there is no connection or some people say there is a connection between what happened yesterday and how they think president barack obama is doing. we put the question out for your topic. president obama did campaign in new jersey. some people say you can't act like there's not a connection. it's so very clear. so we're kind of making this open ended. we want to know how do you think president obama is doing. do you think that your situation personally is better or worse since he's taken office? do you think he's made promises he hasn't kept? do you think there's a connection between what
Nov 25, 2009 6:00am EST
at home because the united states does not have diplomatic relations with iran, the swiss are acting as go-betweens in this particular case. the last visit was almost a month ago. what have you learned from those visits? >> well, we understand they're in physical good health. but we also are very pained to hear of their isolation and there must be an extremely difficult state of mind they're in because of this isolation. and we are hoping that the iranian authorities will show compassion and release our children as soon as possible. this has gone on way too long. it is just short of four months. i believe it's 117 days. and we cannot imagine why it is such a protracted detention. >> president ahmadinejad was in brazil earlier this week. on monday, he actually talked about this, saying it's up to the courts to decide the fate of your son and his two friends but that he hoped the verdict would be lenient. it's very similar language to that which he used in new york city at the united nations general assembly back in december, yet nothing has happened in terms of their release. do his words g
Nov 1, 2009 7:00am EST
to the united states. he's accuse of running over his daughter withes i h car because he didn't think she was living according to traditional values. almaleki remains in the hospital in serious condition. >>> what kind of business gets 800% of a mark-up on things it's reselling? a military contractor in iraq does. and as brian todd reports, if someone's being ripped off your money is paying for it. >> reporter: $196.50 for a box of washers that's supposed to cost $1.22. $237 for a vehicle side mirror that you and i should pay less than $15 for. that's how much the inspector-general for iraq's reconstruction says american taxpayers have been overbilled by a contractor that supplies vehicle parts for the iraqi army. >> we are going to work with the army material command, the army contracting command to make sure the money is recouped and that taxpayer interests are cared for. >> reporter: he deals with a company called aecom which provides equipment and logistics reports. four invoices were reviewed a tiny fraction of the total, and the company could have overbilled $4
Nov 30, 2009 6:00am EST
they decide they can extradite him to the united states. you see some snow. crews have now had to plow the road up to his ski chalet because of the heavy snowfall, perhaps delaying his return to the ski chalet, where he's free to have parties, have friends over, do whatever he wants. live the roman polanski lifestyle in gestadt. he can't leave his property. 19,000 square feet, he might have skiing on his property. looks like mr. polanski is going to be a-okay after all. >> if you drug and rape a 13-year-old girl, this can happen to you. it sends a strong message. we've got to send a strong message to polanski. >> this is very typical of you avoiding the facts. he won an academy award. >> my bad. >> mika, this next story is dedicated to you. >> thank you. >> i know obesity is a grave concern to you. not so much to joe and myself. >> oh, come on, it's very important. >>> the fattest countries in the world. the official list is out. do you want to take a wild guess? i think you know the answer. >> i would think us. >> yes. >> big fat america. >> a version of us is at the top of the list.
Nov 21, 2009 10:00am EST
. but welcome to the united states senate. but you really said it right, that this is the democrats' attempt to break a republican filibuster. and you said that magic number is 60, and what that means for the democrats, since they have 60 senators who align with them, there is no room for error. if one democrat says you know what, i don't think this is the right thing to do, i don't want to move forward for debate, this whole thing could go down before it even starts. i want to put up two pictures for you. mary landrieu of louisiana and blanche lincoln arkansas, these are the two remaining holdouts who have not said whether or not they will proceed with debate. despite that, betty, the fact that the democratic leadership is going ahead with this gives us a pretty good indication combined with what we're hearing from our sources that they feel pretty confident they'll be okay with all 60 of these senators. we're expecting statements from both of them sometime later today to confirm that is right. if not, this could be a surprising day. >> give us a little more detail, if you would, about what
Nov 24, 2009 12:00am EST
the outlet of coming to the united states for any care they need. they have the united states inventing pharmaceuticals that europe and canada will never invent because they don't have the profit system there. without the united states, there will be no relief for people who have to wait for three years to get a c.a.t. scan. there will nobody relief for people who want a drug that will never be invented because national health care passes. what i said was for the transition, for the tough cases i would rather have one fund that pays these few rare cases rather than wreck the entire system for everyone. i mean everyone on earth. which is what the democrat plan will do. over time, what you do if you don't like the insurance companies, make them compete. you make apple compete with microsoft and suddenly everybody has a computer for $200. you make cell phones compete, suddenly everything is cheap and easily available. somehow prices do not come down and services do not improve when the government is running things. >> larry: al, isn't it the insurance lobby that prevents competition? >> it
Nov 28, 2009 4:00pm EST
it possible to create products in the united states efficiently, cost-effectively, and so forth. some manufacturing should be done in china, but too much manufacturing is being done in china that could be done more effectively in the united states. >> reporter: jim agrees and hopes other manufacturers will follow his lead. >> i think people are afraid to make the commitment to l.e.a.n., to automation, to reinvesting in their factories because they have this stigma in their mind, they have this belief that you can't make it effectively and profitably in america, and that's not true. i think people give up on manufacturing in america prematurely. it can be done. >> reporter: ali velshi, cnn, new york. >>> so how close did the white house party crashers get to president obama? take a look right here. >>> and the police pay a call on tiger woods. the latest on the middle of the night mystery that has everybody talking. >>> and celebrating at the cinema, from ninja assassins to a cartoon fox. what's on the big screen this holiday season? you're in the cnn "newsroom" where the news unfolds
Nov 19, 2009 3:00pm EST
a scene here around the capitol, weekend session for the united states senate. >> thanks, mike. >>> the mixed messages surrounding new controversial mammogram guidelines. the federal government is now backing away from recommendations by an independent task force that women in their 40s bypass mammograms, the more relaxed approach prompted a flurry of outrage by experts and politicians alike. critics argue the new recommendations might be picked up by insurance companies and could lead to rationing. another critics says it would have the affect of death panels n a statement, health and human service s secretary kathleen sebelius distanced herself saying the task force presented new evidence for consideration, the policies remain unchanged, keep doing what you are doing for years. ann curry asked secretary sebelius to advise women to ignore the recommendations or no. >> ignore the recommendations of the flannel, looking globally at tens of thousands of cases but then take that information and have a conversation with your doctor. >> are you saying that women should still conside
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